Double Degree (LLB + French Licence en droit)

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Overview:

The Double Degree of French and English law between the Institute of Law and the UT1 (University Toulouse Capitole 1) allows both Jersey and French students to study English and French Law concurrently. They would study for both a LLB and a “license de droit” over three years, taught directly from our teaching staff and visiting lecturers from UT1, with the option to do a Master’s in Toulouse in their 4th year.

Why study with the Institute of Law?

We are a University of London Recognised Teaching Centre. Being granted Recognised Teaching Centre status by the University of London means that in the view of the University, we demonstrate a sustained commitment to developing excellence in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative processes.

Being a small institution means that we make the time to get to know our students, this makes it easier to notice if a student needs a little bit of encouragement with their studies. Our administrative staff is always on hand to answer questions such as “is there a doctor nearby?” or “what do I write on my CV?”. 

All LLB classes take place at the weekend or in the evening, French law classes are on weekdays.

Our classes may be recorded, which means that if you are unwell and unable to attend a class, you may be able to catch up online. However, any recordings provided are not to be played instead of attending classes and classroom attendance and participation is expected from our students at all levels.

During your studies at the Institute, you will have the opportunity to apply for work experience with some of the most prestigious law firms in Jersey. We have developed a system whereby law firms have agreed to take students from the Institute on work experience for limited periods of time. In some instances, all students can apply, in others only 2nd year students will be asked to postulate.  Applying does not guarantee you a placement, as there is a selection process. You will first be asked to submit your CV, then if selected, you will be invited to attend an interview. Some firms will also expect you to take a test.

Structure:

The double degree scheme is very demanding and needs good motivation and self-discipline. Students will need to be fluent in both French and English. The application to UT1 is via Parcoursup between January and April and is assessed at the recruitment stage (which takes place in May in Toulouse).

In Jersey, the modules are taught in English – with the notable exception of the very demanding two modules on French Law (public and private), taught exclusively in French (by local and visiting professors).

All applicants must satisfy the University of London LLB entry requirements including language.

At the end of your studies you will have a University of London LLB  degree and a licence en droit

  • 1st Year          Students in Jersey LLB Level 4 (Legal System & Method, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Public Law) + Droit français et méthodologie (dont droit constitutionnel et droit administratif).
  • 2nd year        Students in Jersey LLB Level 5 & 6 (EU law, Property Law, Trust Law, Tort) + Droit français et méthodologie (introduction au Droit civil et Droit pénal)
  • 3rd year        Students study in UT 1 French L3 + LLB level 6 (Jurisprudence)

Recruitment:

Recruitment is organised by Université Toulouse 1 Capitole and the Institute of Law.  We are looking for:

Fees (for students starting in September 2022):

Option 1:

  • 1st year: £8900, including:
    • All tuition in English and French law (including revision classes)
    • University of London application/registration & examination fees
    • Jersey examination centre fees.
  • 2nd year: £8900, including:
    • All tuition in English and French law (including revision classes)
    • University of London registrations & examinations fees
    • Jersey examination centre fees.
  • 3rd year: £1650, including:
    • All tuition in English law (including revision classes)
    • University of London registrations & examinations fees
    • This does not include Université Toulouse 1 Capitole fees for year 3
    • This does not include examination fees if sitting the examination at a centre other than the Jersey examination centre.

Option 2:

  • 1st year:  as option 1
  • 2nd year: as option 1
  • 3rd year: as option 1  AND stay in Jersey, studying with the University of Toulouse capitol 1 via their online provider (FOAD) – fees  circa (€2000.00).

Please note that these prices do not include exam fees to retake failed exams, which will be invoiced separately.

The Institute of Law cannot be held responsible for the fees charged by the University of London or by Université Toulouse 1 Capitole.

University of London

An award from the University of London is a mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide. The University of London is one of the world’s leading universities, internationally recognised for its high academic standards. This reputation is based on the outstanding teaching and research of its 17 world-class Member Institutions and eight specialist institutes.

The University of London is a world renowned provider of legal education. For over 150 years the LLB has not only provided the first step on a career path for many thousands of practising lawyers within the Commonwealth and around the world, but has also provided many thousands more with the vital transferable skills of a world class legal qualification, enabling them to thrive in many other professions. Academic direction for Undergraduate Laws is provided by a consortium of outstanding University of London Law Schools: Birkbeck, King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Queen Mary University of London, SOAS, and UCL.

On successful completion of your studies you will receive a University of London award. Your diploma will state that you were registered with the University of London and that your examinations were conducted by the University of London Law Schools.

For more information about the University of London, their requirements and fees for the LLB, please visit our page regarding the degree here.

Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

UT1, which focuses on Law, Economy and Management, is the main campus of the University of Toulouse Capitol 1, France, based in Occitanie and situated in the heart of Southern France between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic. The University was established in 1229 as part of the Treaty of Paris, and is therefore one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe.

The University has International Double Degree agreements with various Institutions. You can find their agreement here.

Finances

  • There is no financial help available from the States of Jersey unless you have been a Jersey resident for 5 years or more.
  • The “Credit Mutuel’ has in the past given student loans to some of our French students.

Other important information about studying in Jersey:

Student Visa:

Students from outside the UK or Common Travel Area will require a student visa to study in Jersey.

Health:

Jersey has a Health reciprocal agreement with France and upon arrival, you will be asked to register at the Social Security department. For this you will need a letter from the Institute of Law showing your Jersey address as well as your residential address in France. If you are over 18 you will need to pay circa £80 for your registration. Please note that registration is compulsory. Once registered, you will be given a population card that you will need to present if you need to visit the doctor. Please be aware that unlike France, this card only covers part of the doctor’s fee, you will still be expected to pay circa £40 for a visit.  If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident and need to visit the Accident and Emergency department, this will be free of charge, except X-Rays which may incur a small charge. Dental care or eye care is not covered by the social security department.

Accommodation

For more information on where to live in Jersey, please visit our guide to Living in Jersey.